Nicolas Anelka claims the French are racist and 'nothing but trouble'

07 December 2010 09:47
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has launched a blistering attack on his countrymen, claiming the French are bigoted racists.[LNB]The 31-year-old, who is set to play against Marseille in the Champions League dead rubber on Wednesday, said: 'People said there was a clan of black players in theFrench squad at the World Cup and we then saw the true face of France.'[LNB]Controversial comments: Anelka[LNB]'When the France team fails to win people start talking straightaway about the players' skin colours and religious beliefs.[LNB]'When times get tough we find out what people really think. They saidFranck Ribery had hit Yoann Gourcuff - Ribery the Muslim, and Gourcuffthe good French boy.'[LNB]Anelka, who was sent home from the World Cup in South Africa last summer after a public falling out with former coach Raymond Domenech - and subsequently given an 18-match ban by the French FA, said Les Bleus fans have the wrong impression of him.[LNB]'People in France have a false picture of me. Everything I haveachieved has been abroad. I am not 'made in France' - that's the placeI have had nothing but trouble.'[LNB]'The fact I grew up on a high-rise estate counted against me. I was thefirst player from this background to own a Ferrari, and this didpeople's heads in.[LNB]'I have never wanted to sing the national anthem with France. Had they insisted I'd have refused, and quit playing for them.[LNB] Finally, it's good news for Carlo: Lampard to return for crunch derbyGraham Poll: Chelsea woes compounded but they didn't blame refCHELSEA FC

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